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Federal Government announces funding of $500k for National Allergy Strategy implementation

May 16, 2016

It is with great pleasure that we confirm that the federal government's funding of $500k for National Allergy Strategy implementation was announced at the launch of Food Allergy Week in Sydney on 16 May 2016, by the Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP.

The National Allergy Strategy was launched in August 2015 and was developed in partnership by ASCIA and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), in consultation with more than 60 other key stakeholder organisations.

This funding will provide support for the implementation of the following 3 urgent National Allergy Strategy initiatives:

  • Standardising drug allergy management,
  • Improving allergy management for teens and young adults, and
  • Allergy management in food service including in the hospital setting.

We are very excited about this development and take this opportunity to thank all those involved, organisations that have provided previous support and the federal government for the funding that was announced today.

Thank you in particular to the National Allergy Strategy co-chairs, A/Prof Richard Loh and Maria Said, and coordinator of the Allergy Summits and National Allergy Strategy development, Sandra Vale. For over 2 years they have devoted so much of their time, energy, drive and expertise to the National Allergy Strategy.

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